The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.


The following was a new story for my book (Oh, if you want a snag a copy or send one to a friend, you can order it here at Amazon.) … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

A Happy and Beautiful Solitude (For Now)

I felt happy and grateful and kept thinking an old thought: I wished that all my friends who I love so much could see and feel what I see and … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 15 Comments

Out with the Girls

I feel that I am growing old, I feel lonely and in need of the support of old friends, in which (in my case) rather small battalion I certainly count … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 14 Comments

You Can Lead Your Friends to Water, But You Cannot Make Them Mmm.

The girl is drilling her classmates, a circle of international students sharing at a table at the university food court.  She wears black hipster glasses and a puffy coat. Her … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 5 Comments

Carried on the Wind

They wait at the crosswalk outside of the Echt Günstig, a pair of twenty-something women in t-shirts and skinny jeans. The woman with the very dark, very curly hair watches … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Pool Rules

In the apartment complex swimming pool, two women have the expanse to themselves. They hold the wall and kick, stretching their legs, exercising between observations about the day.  Their graying … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 5 Comments

The March. Guest post by #theRedondoBeachDude.

On an early Friday morning three tiny travelers make their way to school. Passing shining blades of grass, the trio giggles and smiles with the brightness of the day. Hand … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Don’t Mess With

An anxious Austrian college boy wears a Texas t-shirt, tucked in, and one can see his belt up high on his ribs as he sits in a low café chair. … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

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